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Hearsay and rumors about IDL 5.0

Some stuff I heard recently:

- IDL 5.0 will be released in 4th quarter 1996
- It will include a point-and-click interface for beginners
- Printing will be simplified, more along the lines of WYSIWYG
- There will be some kind of database interface
- It will use OpenGL for 3D graphics (will use hardware if available)
- Mapping support will be improved
- Manuals will be revised
- A book on IDL is in the works

That's all I know. Remember, it's all just hearsay.